1Military Budget Cuts
do it. " the secretary of defense in the hearing that took place the other day on ben began city made it clear -- benghazi that we don't have the resources to product and defend and offer security to our people. that is not acceptable. the department of defense has absorbed almost $600 billion. we're looking at up to over this period of 10 years, a $1 trillion cut and it can't take place. mr. chairman, this hearing is critical to allow the joint chiefs to provide an honest assessment to the services. the loss of capabilities or readiness in the mismatch of the resources we're going to have to work together to ensure the that the american people understand how serious this is. that's reason for this hearing today. last week led by the senator, senators mccain, graham, eni introduced a bill that will end sequestration that will provide the department to allow to work under a solution. it is not a perfect solution but it is better than doing nothing. there is growing concern that the president won't increasingly negotiate on a compromise until after sequestration takes place on march 1.
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